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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 09-04-2018, 09:59 AM Thread Starter
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Need help with my sunroof in my 1986 560SEC

Hi Guys

I also have a cursed sunroof.
Where can I find parts for it - need the drive cable and brackets/arm brackets

THANKS guys
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I probably have a master list made up. PM me your email and I'll send what I have. You should also check out my rebuild threads on how to fix it all. If I were you I would reach out to @bondavi or @jonwhite99 and replace your metal roof with a W140 Glass roof capsule. Same amount of work, but you'll get a better end product.

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Theforce...I have an entire 040 Cassette (unbolt the whole sunroof in one piece) in excellent condition, as well as a motor if you need that as well.
PM if interested. I'm 45 min west of Philly.
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If you need help with the R&R, I have done many of them. Also, the cable, or "Rope" as Mercedes calls them HAS TO BE replaced and it should be still available and has a new and improved design to it.

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Does the sunroof in my 86 suppose to only tilt or its suppose to slide back as well?

Thanks guys
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Yes should do both. The tilt function can get more fragile after years of no lubricating and baking in the heat. Also the seal can get in the way when it gets old and hamper the movement.

Parts should be available from MB. The arms can be wickedly expensive but there was a solution posted up recently. Check the search archives or DIY thread I would.

As mentioned above, if its bad it's sometimes easier to change the whole cartridge since it comes out as a package. Not as hard as yours think although seats and headliner need to come out. Then some folks have changed theirs too the next model on which is glass.

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Anyone can help me with video/instruction how to replace the whole cartridge ?

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